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Built by the Nazis as a giant holiday resort for the masses, Prora on Germany’s Baltic coast has recently been reborn as a complex of upmarket apartments and hotels
Everyone knows Checkpoint Charlie, in Berlin, but Checkpoint Alpha in Helmstedt was far more active – and a lot of it is still there, as a memorial to the internal border between West and East.
Left alone by the industrial development of the former East, Schwerin and its castle have recaptured their ducal majesty since Reunification
A big chunk of Germany’s Baltic coast around Wismar was once Swedish, and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Seiffen, a former mining village in the Ore Mountains south of Dresden, has around 130 workshops making traditional wooden figures and decorations for Christmas shops and markets
The story of how a small town on the Elbe became the centre of European porcelain production and remains so right up to the present day.
Weimar has a unique classical heritage and an air of elegance. Moreover this vibrant Thuringian town also knows its onions – and celebrates them with a big onion bash every October!
A little-known world of lakes and waterways lies pillowed in rolling agricultural land north of Berlin. A bit of adventure, a bit of history, and a lot of nature.
Much loved by locals and visitors alike, Leipzig is one of Germany’s best kept urban secrets
The backdrop to recent Hollywood blockbusters, the obscure east German town of Gorlitz is stepping back into the limelight, and deservedly so.